“Those that are planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish . . .”Psalm 92:13
ENROLLMENT APPLICATIONS &
SUMMARY OF STUDENT ADMISSIONS POLICIES
Thank you for your interest in Word of Life Christian Academy. As an academy of higher learning, we believe that parents should have the opportunity to secure the best education possible for their children. It is for this purpose that we have dedicated all of our resources in making Word of Life Christian Academy a place that honors Christ in all that we do through providing an educational program that challenges each child academically while nurturing them socially and spiritually.
Word of Life Christian Academy offers a program for students who desire an education in a Christian environment and who are capable of achieving in a program dedicated to academic excellence. The admission procedure is accomplished through the following sequence. The process of enrollment at WOLCA prior to final acceptance shall include but is not limited to the following:
Submission of Properly Completed Application and Registration Forms: Parent/Student interviews with the Administrator or Department Head insures that: a) at least one parent expresses a clear testimony of Christian faith; b) the parents desire a Christian education for their child; c) family beliefs and practices are consistent with the standards, doctrine, and values of the school; and d) students with a history of severe behavioral problems have cleared their records with previous schools and now demonstrate a commitment for a changed life style in both personal testimony and character references.
Notification of Acceptance: Upon completion of the designated steps, parents are notified if their child has been accepted into the school. Students can be accepted conditionally, for example: the student must attend and pass summer school, is tutored, must repeat a grade, or is placed on a probation contract. Students who have been accepted in the school must have their files complete and accounts current in order to begin school the first day. This includes having completed necessary physical examinations where required. All students must have immunization forms and birth certificate forms submitted for school files consistent with legal requirements and school procedures documented on the WOLCA admissions application.
Interview with the Administrator: The Administrator will schedule a private interview with parents who are interested in enrolling a student at Word of Life Christian Academy. Depending upon the preference of the parents, the student may attend the interview or be interviewed by the Administrator. Parents should bring a copy of the student’s grades and achievement test results to the interview. Parents seeking to enroll a student at the beginning of a school year should bring the student’s academic information for both the current school year and the previous school year. All students admitted to the school will be expected to perform at or above grade level. If the student has been enrolled in a special education program, the Administrator will determine the appropriate method for ascertaining the student’s past conduct, academic progress, and long-term potential. If there are indications of discipline problems, suspensions, or repeated absences, contact with the student’s previous school will be made for clarification. It is desirable that students who attend the school come from homes that reinforce the values and beliefs taught during the school day. To this end, the Administrator will assess the parent’s motivation in seeking the student’s enrollment in the school, as well as the student’s willingness to attend and adhere to the discipline policies. During the interview, the Administrator will provide a description of the school’s activities and will answer any questions that arise. Following the interview, the Administrator or his/her designee will conduct a tour of the school facilities. Classroom visits are encouraged and are permissible upon request and by prior arrangement with the Administrator.
If the information for the student is complete, the parents will be informed of the Administrator’s decision within three days of the interview. If the information is incomplete, the decision will be delayed until the required information has been obtained.
Registration Fee: The registration fee (non-refundable) is due when the completed admission forms are returned. The enrollment procedures cannot continue until the registration fee is received. Once the registration fee has been received, the Administrator will verify a tuition payment schedule with the parents.
Enrollment Priorities: The first thirty days of the enrollment period are reserved for current students. During this time, current students should complete the Re-enrollment Form and return it to the office with the registration fee. Following this thirty-day period, all students will be prioritized according to their date of application.
Waiting Lists: Once a maximum number of students have been enrolled for a class, a waiting list will be started. If warranted, the Administrator may authorize the establishment of a new class.
Student Non-Discrimination Policy
Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy Pertaining to Students: Word of Life Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Acceptance of Applicants: Preferred applicants are given all available openings by date of application. Those remaining are given places on the waiting list. Acceptable applicants are given the places remaining after all preferred families are placed. These families are not placed on a numbered waiting list. They are told that they will be given available openings. The families are notified that they will not be admitted to WOLCA. A statement will be attached to each rejected application stating the general reason for the rejection.
Condition of Acceptance (Tutoring)
Students who are entering our school may be required to receive tutoring, or be required to attend a summer program as a condition of acceptance. If a student’s low grades appear to be due to lack of effort and a renewed commitment is provided, the Administrator may accept a student on probation.
Word of Life Christian Academy is a Ministry of Word of Life International Church
Word of Life Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Word of Life Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school. Word of Life Christian Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, discipline policies, and athletic and other school-administered student programs.